Family Friendly Smoothies

To be totally honest I’ve had a love/hate relationship with smoothies for years now. I love the idea of them, but hate that an hour after I’ve downed one I’m starving again. Then there was the summer that I thought I would easily drop a few extra pounds by using my Ninja blender to whip up a smoothie every morning for breakfast, but I wasn’t following any particular recipe for low cal options and didn’t realize that adding a cup of cashews, almonds or walnuts was jacking up the calorie count on the smoothie to well over a thousand. Yeah, I actually put weight on that summer. But when the warm weather rolls around I find myself craving their cool, silky deliciousness, and so do my girls. With a determined heart I set about searching for a few satisfying, low cal, easy recipes and low and behold, I found em! So I guess smoothies and I are officially back together…for the summer at least.

A Few Of Our Favorite Smoothie Recipes

These smoothies have just enough heft to them to keep my hunger at bay until lunch. By adding a couple tablespoons of peanut butter, rolled oats, greek yoghurt or avocado I get a more filling option that’s still low enough to fit into my daily calorie goals. If it’s a camp day for the girls and I’m just making the smoothie for me and Josh I’ll substitute unsweetened almond milk with one of Califia Farms cold brew coffees like their delicious salted caramel. It’s slightly more calories than the unsweetened almond milk, but it’s not bad and 100% worth it!

Some Of My Favorite Brands For Perfectly Delicious Smoothies

Here’s to a successful summer smoothie romance for us all! XOXO, KT

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  • Gina

    Good Morning! I can totally relate with the love/hate relationship of smoothies. Thank you for sharing your filling low cal recipes, I cant stand npt being satisfied long after putting one together. Your girls look so beautiful! Xoxoxo

    July 7, 2017 at 11:33 am Reply
  • Hasan Kart

    I wish you a happy day Katie!

    July 7, 2017 at 11:50 am Reply
  • Laura Frick

    Love all of the new smoothie ideas!! I plan to try some this weekend!

    July 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm Reply
  • Karrie Rutherford

    I just wanted to pop on here an suggest a touch of cinnamon. I had an amazing smoothy at a cafe recently and the cinnamon made the flavor deeper amd richer 😉 BTW loving the blog!

    July 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm Reply
  • Syuzanna

    Dearest Katherine,
    Thank you once more for brightening up my mood with your heartwarming letter! I love your dedication to your fans and the fact that you always share your true self with us! I’m pregnant right now and this is exactly what I needed as my taste buds have changed a lot with specific increase in veggie and fruit desire! Going to try all of your smoothie choices!
    Thank you,

    July 7, 2017 at 6:03 pm Reply
  • Hall

    Wow, can’t wait to try these! Thank you for sharing, always♡

    July 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm Reply
  • Alek

    I can’t wait to try these smoothies!!! Thanks for sharing!

    July 7, 2017 at 11:22 pm Reply
  • marie

    Thanks for all your recipes. I’m going to try some.
    Have a wonderful summer with your kids and husband.
    From the French Riviera, many sunny kisses ⛱
    Best regards, Marie

    July 8, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply
  • Tammy

    Thanks for sharing, I am adding a few things to my grocery list to give a couple of these a try this week. Love your blog and such down to earth way!

    July 8, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Amy

    Thank you for supplying your recipes! Can’t wait to try the Avacado smoothie!

    July 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • Daniel Parker

    Hi. Just shared your blog to my Health Hobbyist page 0n Facebook. These sound delish!

    July 17, 2017 at 11:51 am Reply
    • Katherine Heigl

      Awesome thanks!

      July 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I’m not usually a big fan of smoothies but I’m going to try the almond butter smoothie the ingredients sound good I had no yogurt which is perfect for me, anyway, I’ll let you know how it goes.

    July 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm Reply
  • Samantha

    Thanks for the smoothie recipes!! I LOVE smoothies and I’m almost always looking for new ones to try out. Just the best and easiest thing for you sometimes. I just want to say how beautiful your blog is! It’s inspiring, sweet, simple, and informative. Thank you for sharing!

    January 18, 2018 at 10:05 pm Reply
  • Christina Alexander

    I’d been making my smoothies with apple juice for the last few weeks, all the while marveling at how great they tasted and omg why didn’t I think of using juice before? This was till I watched a Netflix food doc and they said “apple juice has more sugar than a coke”…WHAT? Needless to say I haven’t lost any weight lol. Thanks for the recipes!

    August 27, 2018 at 1:21 pm Reply
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